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Linux gains enhanced WiFi stack
Interesting article about Linux Wifi support.
"The day when WiFi cards "just work" under Linux may be fast approaching. WiFi software stack specialist Devicescape has released its "Advanced Datapath" 802.11 driver stack to the open source community under the GPL, and the Linux kernel developer community appears to be working to adapt it for mainline inclusion."
Linux gains enhanced WiFi stack

( Permalink: Linux gains enhanced WiFi stack      Submitted by Noel Tue May 2, 2006 )

Introducing LKM programming Part I
Information on writing a Linux Kernel Module.
"This is the first part of a series of articles regarding Linux Kernel Modules. In this series we will see some examples of module programming and some techniques and general rules that we must keep in mind when we work in kernel mode. This is not an in-depth series of articles, but and introduction for those people who want to know more about kernel internals. A background in C programming will be helpful."
Introducing LKM programming Part I - Linux Forums

( Permalink: Introducing LKM programming Part I      Submitted by Noel Tue May 2, 2006 )

Creating a portal for IP-TV
Broadband networks are emerging as a significant fourth platform for existing and new Digital Television services. A recent study enumerated more than 50 different software vendors providing IP-TV portal-like interfaces, most of which are built as non-portal, Web applications, using either J2EE or PHP. This article shows you how to use WebSphere Portal in an IPTV environment to create a home dashboard portal for communication and entertainment on a TV set.

( Permalink: Creating a portal for IP-TV      Submitted by Anonymous Tue May 2, 2006 )

Built in BitTorrent?
No idea if this could be true, but it is an interesting rumor.
"According to some of our oldest and most reliable sources within Apple's software development sector, Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" will include a system-level "BitTorrent" filesharing client that can be user-customized to 'donate' upstream Internet bandwidth for things like pushing Software Update packages to Leopard users, delivering iTunes Store content, and just about any purpose to which Apple puts its bandwidth."
Mac OS Rumors :: The Original Mac Rumor Site.

( Permalink: Built in BitTorrent?      Submitted by Noel Tue May 2, 2006 )

Convert any video file to DVD
Informative article on how to use open source software to convert files to DVD.
"Packages for both programs are available for most Linux distributions and BSDs, so you can install them on your favorite OS easily. Compiling the programs from source isn't difficult, as long as you get their dependencies right. Both programs provide adequate documentation about the installation. You can burn the final files to a DVD disc with the help of the growisofs utility from the dvd+rw-tools suite."
Linux.com | Convert any video file to DVD with open source tools

( Permalink: Convert any video file to DVD      Submitted by Noel Mon May 1, 2006 )

The Perfect Setup - Fedora Core 5
This is a detailed description how to set up a Fedora Core 5 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.). This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of Fedora Core 5, but should apply to the 32-bit version with very little modifications as well.

( Permalink: The Perfect Setup - Fedora Core 5      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon May 1, 2006 )

Starcraft on Linux
This guy is working to make the game Starcraft work under Linux.
"You still need your original media (and to the actual directory once you've installed the game) for both the original game and Brood War expansion. You also need mono. Check out the README in the release file for more info on what you need, and don't hesitate to post here or email me if you have problems getting it to work."
Starcraft on Linux

( Permalink: Starcraft on Linux      Submitted by Noel Mon May 1, 2006 )

Learning the shell.
I am a shell kind of guy, as I believe everyone who has ever really used one becomes.
"Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are helpful for many tasks, but they are not good for all tasks. I have long felt that most computers today do not use electricity. They instead seem to be powered by the "pumping" motion of the mouse! Computers were supposed to free us from manual labor, but how many times have you performed some task you felt sure the computer should be able to do? You ended up doing the work by tediously working the mouse. Pointing and clicking, pointing and clicking."
LinuxCommand.org: Learning the shell.

( Permalink: Learning the shell.      Submitted by Noel Mon May 1, 2006 )

Deleting Mac OS X users remotely with dscl
Command line stuff for your Mac.
"The command I'll use is /usr/bin/dscl — the Directory Service command line utility. If you're familiar with CLI utilities, the syntax of dscl won't be problematic for you. It is a truly powerful program, bringing pretty much anything involved with NetInfo under your control. This is a good thing, but it is also dangerous. Which brings us to this warning:"
Deleting Mac OS X users remotely with dscl - O'Reilly Mac DevCenter Blog

( Permalink: Deleting Mac OS X users remotely with dscl      Submitted by Noel Mon May 1, 2006 )

Monitoring nginx Server Statistics With rrdtool
Few days ago I have installed nginx on one of our projects as reverse proxy server and for static files management. Yesterday this server got 200Mbit/sec traffic and because all admins like to create miscellaneous graphs, I have decided to draw nginx stats on graphs to see server load not only in megabits and load averages. As the result, I have created perl script, which uses RRDs perl module to create and manage rrd-database and very beautiful graphs.
Read more

( Permalink: Monitoring nginx Server Statistics With rrdtool      Submitted by Alexey Kovyrin Sun Apr 30, 2006 )

Integrating Tomcat and Apache on Red Hat Linux
Nice article on using Apache with Tomcat.
"This article discusses how to integrate Tomcat with the Apache web server on Red Hat Linux 9 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. The goal is to provide a simple, stable configuration that will allow users to gain confidence using Tomcat in a development environment. Setting up a production Tomcat server is outside the scope of this article."
Integrating Tomcat and Apache on Red Hat Linux

( Permalink: Integrating Tomcat and Apache on Red Hat Linux      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 29, 2006 )

Filesystems (ext3, reiser, xfs, jfs) comparison
Interesting look at Linux filesystems.
"There are a lot of Linux filesystems comparisons available but most of them are anecdotal, based on artificial tasks or completed under older kernels. This benchmark essay is based on 11 real-world tasks appropriate for a file server with older generation hardware (Pentium II/III, EIDE hard-drive)."
Debian Administration :: Filesystems (ext3, reiser, xfs, jfs) comparison on Debian Etch

( Permalink: Filesystems (ext3, reiser, xfs, jfs) comparison      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 28, 2006 )

Using OpenBSD
Nice article for anyone new to OpenBSD.
"First of all, you should familiarize yourself with the concept of secure by default. A simple way of explaining it is, everything is turned off until you turn it on. That means that the Web server is not going to start until you manually add httpd to the startup script. OpenSSH services will also be unavailable unless specifically enabled."
Software in Review - Using OpenBSD

( Permalink: Using OpenBSD      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 28, 2006 )

Linux Snobs: Real Barriers to Entry
One particularly distraught new Linux user came to me and shared how his meeting with a number of Linux "pros" turned to a bash Windows, bash him and bash everything he said gathering. Instead of answering his question regarding which GUI they prefer to use on their systems, the response was a clear: "you ignoramous! Go back to your Windows."

New users were telling me they were encountering something that effectively turned them off Linux. Complete article

( Permalink: Linux Snobs: Real Barriers to Entry      Submitted by Mark Rais Fri Apr 28, 2006 )

Giving GarageBand podcasting a second chance
I have thought about using the new version of Garageband for my podcast. I may end up buying a more upscale track editing tool.
"Initially, this didn't seem right, as the file created in iTunes was a compressed M4A, with the level of compression controlled by a preference in GarageBand that offered four quality choices. I still wasn't happy about this, as even the highest quality setting would still mean that I might still have to create compressed podcasts from a lossily-compressed master at some point."
Giving GarageBand podcasting a second chance - O'Reilly Mac DevCenter Blog

( Permalink: Giving GarageBand podcasting a second chance      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 28, 2006 )

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